Monday, July 16, 2018

80s Flashback: Fantasyland, Pt. 1



I believe that the original Sleeping Beauty Diorama was gone at the point this 1980s photo was taken, having been replaced with the "Barbie Doll" version in 1977.



A contemporary comparison view:



The entrance to Tomorrowland behind the Castle then…



and now, minus the germanic art above the portal:



Back to the 80s:



A closeup of the Ford pickup truck bumper sticker which says "Quality is Contagious."



More random Fantasyland views:





Closing in you can see some Cinderella figurines:



A view of the King Arthur Carrousel shot near the entrance to the Snow White attraction:





A zoom-in view reveals Captain Hook and signage for the Castle Christmas Shop:



Exterior Castle views:





This is probably one of my favorites from the set: no people and a great view of the back of the Castle that includes the Sword in the Stone:



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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great comparisons. Really shows the odd modern approach to color, which hopefully is ebbing and returning back to the subdued original palette.

While New Fantasyland did away with some of my favorite spots, it did bring in much more of the high quality "olde Europe" design which was the Disney trademark, and which is so hard to do well, both because of cost and the fact that no one understands the style anymore.

Thanks Dave. Really enjoying these.

JG